The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
— Adam Gopnik

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August 31, 2019

In August, I was reading ...

Elizabeth and her German garden,
by Elizabeth von Arnim

Matriarch:  Queen Mary and the House of Windsor,
by Anne Edwards

The big house:  a century in the life of an American summer home,
by George Howe Colt

The watchmaker of  Filigree Street,
by Natasha Pulley

Under magnolia,
by Frances Mayes

Eighty days:  Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's
history-making race around the world,
by Matthew Goodman

Greenery Street,
by Denis Mackail

The Warden,
by Anthony Trollope
{#6barsets begins!}

The Grand Sophy,
by Georgette Heyer

Thanks for the memories,
by Cecilia Ahern

Miss Pettigrew lives for a day,
by Winifred Watson

Espresso tales,
by Alexander McCall Smith

Still life,
by Louise Penny

Circle of sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones,
Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin,

by Judith Flanders

Into love and out again,
by Elinor Lipman

Eat cake,
by Jeanne Ray

Good harbor,
by Anita Diamant

{The painting is Couch on the Porch,
by Childe Hassam (1914)}

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